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Ambystoma opacum (Gravenhorst, 1807) - Marbled Salamander


Maps

Locality Map

Locality map for Ambystoma opacum (Marbled Salamander)
Locality map for Ambystoma opacum (Marbled Salamander).
Map created 8 April 2021.

County Map

County map for Ambystoma opacum (Marbled Salamander)
County map for Ambystoma opacum (Marbled Salamander).
Map created 8 April 2021.

Historical Locality Map

Historical locality map for Ambystoma opacum (Marbled Salamander)
Historical locality map for Ambystoma opacum (Marbled Salamander). Black circles ( ) represent records after 1986, blue squares ( ) represent records between 1966 and 1986, orange triangles ( ) represent records prior to 1966. Note that more recent records might conceal underlying older records.
Map created 8 April 2021.

Historical County Map

Historical county map for Ambystoma opacum (Marbled Salamander)
Historical county map for Ambystoma opacum (Marbled Salamander). Black circles ( ) represent records after 1986, blue squares ( ) represent records between 1966 and 1986, orange triangles ( ) represent records prior to 1966. Note that only the most recent county record for each county is shown.
Map created 8 April 2021.

Ecological Drainage Locality Map

Ecological Drainage Units map for Ambystoma opacum (Marbled Salamander)
Ecological Drainage Units locality map for Ambystoma opacum (Marbled Salamander).
Map created 8 April 2021.

Natural Divisions Locality Map

Natural Divisions locality map for Ambystoma opacum (Marbled Salamander)
Natural Divisions and Sections locality map for Ambystoma opacum (Marbled Salamander).
Map created 8 April 2021.

Major Watersheds Locality Map

Major watersheds map for Ambystoma opacum (Marbled Salamander)
Major Watersheds locality map for Ambystoma opacum (Marbled Salamander).
Map created 8 April 2021.

Level I Ecoregion Locality Map

Level I Ecoregions map for Ambystoma opacum (Marbled Salamander)
Level I Ecoregion locality map for Ambystoma opacum (Marbled Salamander).
Map created 8 April 2021.

Level II Ecoregion Locality Map

Level II Ecoregions map for Ambystoma opacum (Marbled Salamander)
Level II Ecoregion locality map for Ambystoma opacum (Marbled Salamander).
Map created 8 April 2021.

Level III Ecoregion Locality Map

Level III Ecoregions map for Ambystoma opacum (Marbled Salamander)
Level III Ecoregion locality map for Ambystoma opacum (Marbled Salamander).
Map created 8 April 2021.

Level IV Ecoregion Locality Map

Level IV Ecoregions map for Ambystoma opacum (Marbled Salamander)
Level IV Ecoregion locality map for Ambystoma opacum (Marbled Salamander).
Map created 8 April 2021.

Native Status

Ambystoma opacum (Marbled Salamander) is native to Missouri.

Collection Summary

Ambystoma opacum (Marbled Salamander) has a total of 206 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 46 counties and 105 localities. There are a total of 88 collectors and 124 collection dates for the species. This results in a total of 137 expeditions for the species, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The earliest collection year for the species in Missouri is 1897 and its most recent collection year is 2020. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are January 5 and November 20, respectively. If you have a new record to report, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by County

Collection summary for Ambystoma opacum (Marbled Salamander) by county. Some values are unavailable since some records are represented solely by historical literature reports, which sometimes lack complete collecting data. Click on a county name to view more information about that county. Click on column headings to sort by that column.
County Localities Collections Collectors Dates Expeditions Earliest Year Latest Year
Bollinger 2 8 5 5 6 1969 1995
Butler 5 19 7 9 12 1897 1998
Callaway 1 1 2 1 1 1995 1995
Camden 1 1 1 1 1 2013 2013
Cape Girardeau 2 2 3 2 2 2016 2016
Carter 3 4 3 3 3 1984 2001
Christian 3 3 4 3 3 1987 2013
Crawford 3 3 6 3 3 1992 2013
Dent 1 2 1 1 1 1991 1991
Douglas 1 1 2 1 1 2008 2008
Dunklin 2 8 3 3 4 1905 1957
Franklin 1 1 1 1 1 1931 1931
Gasconade 2 3 4 2 3 1975 2015
Howell 1 1 1 1 1 2004 2004
Iron 2 2 4 2 2 2002 2020
Jefferson 1 6 3 3 4 1932 1932
Laclede 1 2 1 1 1 1991 1991
Lincoln 2 4 2 4 4 1978 2012
Madison 2 2 1 1 1 2012 2012
Maries 1 1 2 1 1 1990 1990
McDonald 1 1 2 1 1 2020 2020
Montgomery 2 4 2 3 3 1992 2004
New Madrid 1 5 2 3 3 1903 1909
Oregon 2 2 3 2 2 1986 1986
Osage 2 2 2 2 2 1993 1997
Ozark 1 1 2 1 1 2005 2005
Pemiscot 1 2 2 2 2 1903 1903
Perry 1 1 1 1 1 2005 2005
Phelps 7 12 13 8 9 1941 2015
Pulaski 2 3 2 2 2 1995 2001
Randolph 1 1 1 1 1 2018 2018
Reynolds 1 1 1 1 1 1981 1981
Ripley 3 3 3 3 3 2000 2020
Saint Charles 1 1 1 1 1 2013 2013
Saint Clair 2 2 2 2 2 1970 1970
Sainte Genevieve 1 1 1 1 1 2011 2011
Saint Francois 2 2 5 1 2 2008 2008
Saint Louis 4 15 5 8 8 1898 1992
Shannon 2 2 1 1 1 1934 1934
Stoddard 11 48 18 28 29 1897 2014
Taney 4 4 9 2 3 2007 2007
Texas 1 2 1 1 1 2003 2003
Warren 1 2 1 1 1 1980 1980
Washington 3 4 4 3 3 1990 2020
Wayne 6 6 10 6 6 1968 2003
Webster 3 3 1 2 2 2002 2016

Potential County Records

Potential counties for Ambystoma opacum (Marbled Salamander). Counties are listed in descending order of their likelihood of having this species. Click on a county to view more information about that county. Click on column headings to sort by that column.
Likelihood County Rationale Ecoregion / Watershed
2 Boone Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Claypan Prairie
2 Cole Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
2 Dallas Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
2 Greene Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Springfield Plateau
2 Henry Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
2 Howard Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Claypan Prairie
2 Miller Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Central Plateau
4 Audrain Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Claypan Prairie
4 Benton Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
4 Benton Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Cherokee Plains
4 Hickory Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
4 Monroe Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Claypan Prairie
4 Scott Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles St. Francis Lowlands
6 Barry Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Dissected Springfield Plateau-Elk River Hills
6 Cedar Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Cherokee Plains
6 Morgan Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
6 Newton Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Dissected Springfield Plateau-Elk River Hills
6 Pike Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Polk Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
6 Polk Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Stone Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles White River Hills
6 Wright Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Wright Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles White River Hills
6 Wright Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
7 Chariton Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Central Irregular Plains
8 Bates Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Cherokee Plains
8 Macon Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Claypan Prairie
8 Mississippi Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles St. Francis Lowlands
8 Pettis Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Cherokee Plains
8 Shelby Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Claypan Prairie
8 Vernon Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Cherokee Plains
9 Lawrence Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Ozark Highlands
9 Moniteau Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Ozark Highlands

Linnaean Classification

Kingdom:
Animalia - Animals
Phylum:
Chordata - Chordates
Subphylum:
Vertebrata - Vertebrates
Class:
Amphibia Gray, 1825 - Amphibians
Order:
Caudata Scopoli, 1777 - Salamanders
Family:
Ambystomatidae Gray, 1850 - Mole Salamanders
Genus:
Ambystoma Tschudi, 1838 - Mole Salamanders
Species:
Ambystoma opacum (Gravenhorst, 1807) - Marbled Salamander

Recent Taxonomic Synonyms

(none)